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Hazardous cocoa child labor climbs 18% in West Africa: ‘Rallying call’ for chocolate industry to step up

The cocoa and chocolate industry acknowledges it must do more to combat cocoa child labor after the number of kids working in hazardous conditions on cocoa farms in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire rises 18%, a report from Tulane University shows.

Cocoa child labor numbers continue to rise amid calls for the industry to step-up efforts. Photo credit: Dark Side of Chocolate
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Power of the dark side: Technavio reveals forecasts and growth drivers for global dark chocolate market

Global dark chocolate sales are expected to rise 9% each year up to 2019 due to increased demand in developing nations and associated health benefits, according to Technavio.

'We do not support a Daily Value for added sugars', says candy trade body

Candy labeling: NCA says added sugar values may cause 'confusion'; backs voluntary GMO labels

The U.S. National Confectioners Association (NCA) fears plans to place percentage daily values for added sugars on food labels is unnecessary and may confuse consumers but supports a federal law proposal to make GMO labeling voluntary.

UK law to fight slavery in big firm supply chains

New legislation will require all large firms in the UK to report on their fight against slavery in the supply chain - but experts say the 'opt out' clause means its success could be limited.

Why are companies hiding their sustainable credentials?

A sustainable logo is known to add value to a brand – so why are so many manufacturers not showing their Fairtrade, organic or sustainable credentials?

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